I-40 eastbound off-ramps reopen after closure due to icy conditions

Albuquerque News

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – The blast of winter weather is once again caused delays on Thursday morning and early morning travel challenges. Roads near Wyoming and I-40 were getting slick and icy around 6:00 a.m.

The Albuquerque Police Department reports at 7:05 a.m. that officers shut down I-40 eastbound off-ramps from San Mateo to Eubank due to extremely icy conditions. Police said that multiple vehicles slide off the road.

It was a clear night until just a few hours ago and the weather is making for some difficult driving conditions as people begin to head for work. Albuquerque Police were busy Thursday morning responding to multiple crashes caused by the weather.

Earlier Thursday morning, KRQE News 13 cameras caught a crash at I-40 and Wyoming. A truck slid off to the side of the eastbound lanes.

The interstate and side roads are getting snow-packed and people are asked to take it slow during their commute and pay extra attention to the red lights. Some cars are having a hard time getting going once they stop.

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